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Sister Company, Advantech, Featured in DHI Magazine

Sister Company, Advantech, Featured in DHI Magazine

This article appeared in the May 2023 issue of Door Security + Safety magazine, published by DHI. Used with permission.

May 7th, 2023 (Winston-Salem, NC) Advantech, a Division of the Cook & Boardman Group, and sister-company of blueviolet Networks, has been featured in the May issue of DHI – Door Security + Safety Professionals magazine, for one of their latest safety projects. Magnolia Middle School in Kent County, DE, now has a bullet resistant glass wall and some additional security from Ceia USA’s OPENGATE weapons detection systems.

“The state of Delaware requires any new school construction or remodel supported by state funding to include a secure vestibule. That way people enter the building into a holding area where they’re screened by the main office before they can access the rest of the school,” Jimmy Pennewell, Supervisor of Facilities Management for the Caesar Rodney School District, says. “All of our schools conform to that layout except Magnolia Middle School, a building that was recently added to our district, which we had to bring into compliance.”


David Kim, VP Technology Services
blueviolet Networks, LLC
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